Organ Transplantation

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A Quiet Revolution In Organ Transplants

A quiet revolution is underway in human transplantation. Four children have been born to women in Sweden who were given a uterus by their mother or sister. Face and hand transplants have been performed in France, Turkey, China, Spain and the United States with the latest face transplant being announced yesterday at my institution, NYU Langone. Plans are in the works to use cadaver sources for uteri. Voiceboxes have also been done and teams are gearing up to transplant the penis, ovary and fallopian tube. Some of these parts can come from the living but all of them will primarily come from the newly dead.

One key reason all these new forms of transplantation are revolutionary is that…

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